Past Event
Classical Music

The Lads in Their Hundreds

Wed 11 Feb 2015

Approximately 1 hour before the show start time, tickets will go off sale online and in the ticket office, but there will still be tickets available at Theatre Royal Brighton before the show. 

Tchéky Karyo actor
Edmund Hastings tenor
Michael Foyle violin
Edward Liddall piano

Directed by Jean-Luc Revol

Words and music weave a tapestry of loss and remembrance in this eloquent and deeply moving tribute to the soldiers of the Great War. Based in Amiens, the capital of the Somme region, Comédie de Picardie draws on the written legacy of French and British war poets to mark the ongoing centenary of the war. Tchéky Karyo is one of France’s leading actors, the star of many films by the legendary director Luc Besson as well as Goldeneye and the recent cult BBC drama The Missing. As he performs 15 of France’s finest war poems, he embodies the pain and unspeakable suffering of war, interspersed with music from the period, including songs by Ivor Gurney, the composer-poet who served on the Western Front, and George Butterworth, a veteran of the Battle of the Somme. Plus Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Along the Field.

A profound meditation on the trauma of war and the lads in their hundreds who never returned.

In English and French - translations provided

This video was shot by the Conseil régional de Picardie in November 2014 in Amiens, France. See the original on WebTv des Picards here